PANAJI: Within a week of the four jail officers’ suspension due to a serious security violation that permitted explosives to be transported into the Colvale jail grounds in order to burn a Ravana effigy, the Prisons Department made a dramatic U-turn.
Hours after social media footage appeared on social media showing jail inmates burning the effigy as part of Dussehra festivities, Assistant Jail Superintendent Chandrakant Harijan, Assistant Jailer Ramnath Gawde, and Jailers Mahesh Phadte and Anil Gaonkar were issued suspension orders.
Senior prison officials have attested to the occurrence, although they have not yet given the precise rationale behind the reversal of this order.
After the permission letter became public, Gouresh Kurtikar, the superintendent of the Central Jail, apparently only received a memo from the people who had authorized permission for explosive material to be brought inside the jail. According to sources, he responded to the memo with an explanation, and the other four jail officers’ suspensions were then revoked.
“Permission is now granted to allow the inmates of Central Jail Colvale to use the following things on the jail premises for the purpose of decorating and celebrating the impending Dussehra holiday.
Because of this, we respectfully ask that you instruct your employees to permit their admission inside the jail building while keeping safety and security measures in mind. the directives state.
Three kilograms of bending wire, 20 glue gun sticks, ten pieces of large bamboo, six boxes of firecrackers, a box of rocket crackers, two scissors, 50 kilograms of candy, 20 packets of glitter, five pieces of large tape, and two kilograms of thread were among the supplies brought to the jail for the effigy and celebration.